When I am trying to launch the standalone setup photoshop cs6 in my 64 bit windows * pc i am getting the following error

"Installer has detedted that machine restart may be pending. It is recommended that you may quit the installer, restart your machine and try installing again"

I restarted many times but still the same error. Please suggest


Perhaps the installer is looking at a registry key.

In regedit.exe, navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

There should be a key with the name, InProgress. Delete it.

(As far as I know, deleting this registry value is quite safe. But be careful nonetheless!)


Here's how to open the registry editor in Microsoft Windows.

Windows Classic

In the Start menu, click on "Run". Type "regedit" into the one-line box and click "Open".

Windows Aero

You can access the registry editor, regedit.exe, by clicking on the Start button and searching "regedit". The first result should be a blue cube-looking thing. Click it.

Windows Metro

In the Start screen, search for "regedit". The first result under "Apps" should be the registry editor. Click it.

  • Aero is not a Windows version! – Karan Apr 15 '13 at 22:43
  • @Karan Correction: I've regrouped the reference categories into interfaces now. – Deltik Apr 15 '13 at 23:46

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